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  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,203

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, and gray skies fall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hours and hours of tired...

  • By ROBIN on 07-28-16

Blink, no don't,

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Woman in Cabin 10 to be better than the print version?

LOVE both!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lo. I knew she had the determination to get out alive.

What about Imogen Church’s performance did you like?

Where do I begin. Her voice was so soothing, yet anxious, yet climatic and those different accents. I will listen to more performances by her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I couldn't put it down. Usually, I listen on way to work and at my kids practices. I listened on my lunch break even. I literally, couldn't put the book down.

Any additional comments?

I need more books by Ruth Ware. I need more readings by Imogen Church.

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  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,345

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • don't get the hype

  • By emankcin on 07-01-18

Young Love meets Grown World

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

What made the experience of listening to An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club) the most enjoyable?

Letters back and forth to each other. You could see by how they were written there was going to be trouble.

What did you like best about this story?

Roy Senior helping his son.

What about Sean Crisden and Eisa Davis ’s performance did you like?

Everything

If you could take any character from An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club) out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Roy Senior.

Any additional comments?

I rooted for the underdog in the beginning, Andre. Once I seen how deep Roy's love for Celestial was, I so wanted them to work things out.

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

  • A Novel
  • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,325

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Five Out of Seven Ain't Bad

  • By Dubi on 12-31-17

Shock and Awwww

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

What did you love best about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo?

Her one true love.

What other book might you compare The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo to and why?

Unsure

Which scene was your favorite?

kissing of the tv monitor

If you could rename The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, what would you call it?

Doesn't need changed

Any additional comments?

Who knew Hollywood was so scandalous.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,989

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Re-Read, new discovery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I know the voices were not the voices from the movie, but they were very good in their true to original book fashion.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Wrinkle in Time?

Family. New Experiences. It's ok to experience new things and be scared about doing so.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Unsure.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A wrinkle in time

  • The Bookshop on the Corner

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect books for her readers. But can she write her own happy ever after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book lovers the world over, the New York Times best-selling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Meg Donohue, Sophie Kinsella, and Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading

  • By Alexis☺ on 05-28-17

Love of Books meets Love for Travel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

What did you love best about The Bookshop on the Corner?

I'm glad she found her passion when the library closed down.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the book hit the mud. Shows how selfish she was.

Any additional comments?

A must read on you TBR.

  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,147

Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • E + P 4-ever!

  • By FanB14 on 04-27-14

Young Love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Would you listen to Eleanor & Park again? Why?

Yes. Young love is so innocent.

What about Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra ’s performance did you like?

Everything.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was over. Why was it over. I wanted to know more. did they stay in touch. did they get back together. did she see him again.

Any additional comments?

I will read more by Rainbow.

  • Rainbirds

  • By: Clarissa Goenawan
  • Narrated by: David Shih
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister Keiko's sudden death. She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister's affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate town years ago. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren struggles to find solace in the void his sister has left behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual

  • By RueRue on 06-05-19

Family Legacy, Family Secrets, Family

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book captures the importance of Family in the Chinese culture.

What did you like best about this story?

Strong family presence.

Have you listened to any of David Shih’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

How them anonymous items were pieced together even when he didn't know who delivered the anonymous items or how they related.

Any additional comments?

I wanted to add a bit of diversity to my TBR pile. This went straight to the top when it was delivered. so glad this is on my self.

  • The Impossible Fortress

  • By: Jason Rekulak
  • Narrated by: Griffin Newman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

The Impossible Fortress begins with a magazine. The year is 1987, and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys - Billy, Alf, and Clark - who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching story

  • By solomon d. on 05-31-17

Throw back to 80s days of ML code

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

Would you listen to The Impossible Fortress again? Why?

Yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mary

What does Griffin Newman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

never heard him before. I will listen to him again

Any additional comments?

I love how the audible chapters matched book chapters. I love the characters. I love the 80s strictness of the parents despite their curious children. I love the beginning of each chapter was code from the game.

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  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,128

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The house of lies!

  • By CMiles1985 on 11-21-17

Twist, and turn with every page

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I love the voices. i love how this was a quick read cause you wanted to hear the next twist. I love how the book was wrote in two parts from two perspective. I love how the audio matched the book chapters. I loved the story line. oh and did I mention that if I listened on the way to work and read on my lunch the audio chapter matched the book.

  • Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Emmie Lang
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve, Peter Berkrot, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Stopping a tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn't like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn's unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn't care.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Story of Tales for All Ages

  • By Silverlyn on 11-16-17

hidden live story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I love the hidden love story. I love the voices chosen for this. I don't like the audible chapters didn't match up with the book chapters. I use this to mark my spot in the book after my drive to work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful